Bright Lights


Bright Lights is a nonprofit organization that takes learning beyond the classroom by providing youth with unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities.

Our Impact in 2019

  • Students Registered


  • Classes/Camps Offered


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Teachers


As a teacher, I know that SO MUCH LEARNING is lost over the summer when students do not engage their minds in creative play and learning. Bright Lights is a wonderful answer to that challenge, as it is hands-on and full of fast-paced fun. Students don't even realize that they are learning!

I hope the students that attend Bright Lights have as much fun learning and growing during the summer classes as I’ve had learning and growing while teaching them. At the end of the summer I’m a little exhausted, but also invigorated, excited and refreshed…ready to start with a new Rousseau class…and ready to think about my next Bright Lights summer!

Bright Lights is unique among Lincoln’s summer activities due to the variety of classes and experiences we offer. On average, there are over 100 half-day and full-day adventures, tailored to a specific topic or skill. If variety is the spice of life, we are very spicy!

Pioneering with Laura Ingalls Wilder class

Thank you, donors!

Bright Lights' diverse, quality, summer learning opportunities are the result of your continued support and dedication to keeping this experience for our community strong! Special thanks to our September 2019 donors, including our in-kind donors, for your gift of education, including:

Diamond Self Storage East | Olsson Family Foundation

 We appreciate all of our 2019-2020 Donors!

Every effort has been made to include a complete and accurate listing of our donors. Should there be errors or omissions, we apologize and ask that they be brought to our attention.

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